Helen M. Langrall, a homemaker and community volunteer, died Feb. 10 at Gilchrist Center Towson of complications from a fall. The Pickersgill retirement community resident was 96.
The former Helen Marjorie Fanseen, daughter of Foster H. Fanseen, a Baltimore attorney, and his wife, Lillian Fanseen, a floral designer, was born in Baltimore and raised in Windsor Hills.
After graduating from Forest Park High School, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in English from Goucher College. In the late 1940s, she was the executive assistant to the Johns Hopkins University public relations director, and left in 1950 when she was expecting her first child.
In 1945, she married James Harker Langrall, who later became a Baltimore County Circuit Court judge. The couple were longtime residents of Coventry Road in Wiltondale.
Mrs. Langrall volunteered weekly for more than 30 years at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and what is now the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was a member of the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art and Planned Parenthood, and was an early supporter of the House of Ruth.
Mrs. Langrall is survived by three daughters, Nancy Langrall of Slatersville, Rhode Island, Janice Langrall of New York City, and Carole A. Langrall of Baltimore and Santa Fe, New Mexico; and two grandchildren.